Monday, July 23, 2007

Baseball Tragedy...Please Pray

Even though I'm no longer involved with Baseball Chapel on a hands-on basis I continue to receive their prayer requests and wish to pass the latest one on to my PILGRIM PALS. What a tragic story. Please pray for the Coolbaugh family.

Here's that prayer request:

Please remember the family of Mike Coolbaugh who died after being struck by a line drive in a game yesterday. Tino Sanchez, who hit the ball that struck Mike, could also use our prayers. The following is from Tulsa Driller Chapel Leader Victor Cruz:

I am so sorry to inform you of the fatal accident that took place Sunday-July 22 during the baseball game between the Tulsa Drillers and the Arkansas Travelers.

Tulsa hitting coach Mike Coolbaugh was struck in the head by a foul ball hit by Tulsa Drillers Tino Sanchez. Mike was transported to Baptist Medical Center in North Little Rock and at the time, he was not conscious. Coach Mike, never recovered from his injury. I was informed by Tulsa catcher Rick Guarno, who is one of our Baseball Chapel player reps, of all the events, as they happened.

I understand that Coach Mike Coolbaugh is survived by his wife, two sons and Mrs. Coolbaugh is also pregnant. I also understand that they reside in San Antonio, TX. Please lift up the Coolbaugh family to our Father in Heaven.

Tino Sanchez is not doing well in dealing with this. Please keep him, the entire team and staff in your prayers.


Note: For more on this tragic story please check out the following link. Thanks for your prayers.

http://sports.espn.go.com/minorlbb/news/story?id=2945798

3 comments:

passing-thru said...

Thx David --- what a sad moment for all -- will remember them now and later in prayer

hebrews 11:1 said...

Oh, what a tragic story indeed!

I'll be praying for sure...that poor wife left behind, especially!

Lil Pilgrim Pal

prayingsensfaninmontreal said...

This morning I heard a former Expos broadcaster say that Mike Coolbaugh was a very humble man who went into coaching because his son wanted to see his Daddy in the field. What a beautiful story "Mr. Baseball" (Elliott Price) told about him.